Second Presbyterian’s Earthcare Ministry accepts the responsibility to be good stewards of God’s creation.
“…God’s work in creation is too wonderful, too ancient, too beautiful, too good to be desecrated…Restoring creation is God’s own work in our time, in which God comes both to judge and to restore…” —PC(USA) Environmental Policy
Sustainable Living & Earth Care Concerns is a part of the larger Presbyterian Hunger Program. Reducing and tempering the effects of global warming and maintaining the fertility and productivity of the earth is basic to combating hunger and creating a just and equitable world. As individual members of Second Presbyterian we strive to reuse, recycle, compost, buy local, go plastic free and keep learning about present day responsible stewardship.
As a Congregation we support the Sunday School Program to collect plastic caps and lids to have the lids and caps turned into a usable bench. We strive to be intentional about recycling, moving toward plastic free meal set-ups, planting trees and evaluating energy efficient upgrades for our physical plant. In the larger community we encourage reduction of plastic bags, recycling appliances and less reliance on fossil fuels.
The children and others from Second Church collected the 200 pounds needed to get made into a bench through the ABC PROGRAM of Green Plastics. This is a cap and lid program specifically designed to teach children about caring for the earth and green living. https://www.greentreeplastics.com/abc-program.
The Elementary Sunday School Classes have chosen to place one bench in the preschool play yard at the church and the other at Cardinal Valley School. If you have questions, please text or call Dixie Moore (227-6165).